In Pictures: Swinson samples cider, while Corbyn battles controversy


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced controversy at the launch of his party’s race and faith manifesto in north London, after the Chief Rabbi warned his failure to tackle the issue made him unfit to be prime minister.

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visited the South West, and Boris Johnson headed north to unveil the Tories’ Scottish election manifesto.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson with Tom Kay, founder of Finisterre, during a tour of the workshop of the British surfing brand in St Agnes, Cornwall (Aaron Chown/PA)
Jo Swinson alongside Lib Dem candidate for Truro and Falmouth Ruth Gripper and founder of Finisterre Tom Kay (Aaron Chown/PA)
Cider-sampling at Dunkertons Cider Company, an organic and plastic-free brewery in Cheltenham (Aaron Chown/PA)
Anti-Corbyn protester Daniel Confino outside the north London venue where the Labour leader was due to speak (Joe Giddens/PA)
Mr Corbyn also had his backers (Joe Giddens/PA)
The Labour Party leader unveiled details of its race and faith manifesto at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, north London (Joe Giddens/PA)
Boris Johnson at the launch of the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto in Fife (Jane Barlow/PA)
The PM ruled out allowing either a second Brexit vote or a fresh Scottish independence referendum in 2020 if the Conservatives are forced to seek support from other parties to stay in power after December 12 (Jane Barlow/PA)
Later, the PM visited the International Aviation Academy in Norwich (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
People wait for Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to speak at an event in Barnsley (Danny Lawson/PA)
Meeting locals at Barnsley market (Danny Lawson/PA)
Andrew Stewart, Brexit Party candidate for Doncaster North, speaks in Barnsley (Danny Lawson/PA)
Meanwhile, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon played with local children during a visit to the Jelly Tots & Cookies Play Cafe in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire (Jane Barlow/PA)
Fun with the First Minister (Jane Barlow/PA)